Sex Offense Case Results | Montgomery County Sex Crime Defense Lawyer James Sullivan



SEX OFFENSES | CRIMINAL & JUVENILE COURT CASE RESULTS

OFFENSE
ACTUAL RESULTS
CT #
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)
NOT GUILTY  VERDICT BY JURY (Sullivan persuaded a jury in the 314th District Court of Harris County to find his 15 year old client not guilty of molesting his niece.  The client was accused of inserting his finger into the sexual organ of his 2½ year old niece and his 4 year old nephew was an alleged eyewitness.  The niece did have injuries documented in a medical examination, but a thorough defense investigation uncovered severe credibility issues with the children and their mother, the outcry witness, and other reasonable explanations for the injuries were not investigated by law enforcement. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted of the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
314TH
Indecency with a Child (2° Felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of sexually abusing his 16 year old nephew) – Case was presented to Grand Jury before charges were filed.

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED (A 16 year old boy with autism spectrum disorder was accused of raping his 14 year old male cousin during a sleepover. Law enforcement failed to interview the accused’s parents, failed to visit the alleged crime scene and failed to investigate the complainant’s father, a registered sex offender with a lengthy history of abusing children, as a possible perpetrator. Before Sullivan could set the case on the trial docket, the State did the right thing and dismissed the case)
359th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED (a 15 year old boy was accused of holding a 15 year old girl down on the floor during class and fondling her through her clothing against her will)
359th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED (an 11 year old boy was accused of fondling two other students against their will while on the school bus)
359th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)
CASE DISMISSED ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL (A 15 year old boy was accused of having consensual sex with a 12 year old girl in her bedroom while two teenage friends allegedly listened in the adjoining room. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted of the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
315th
Sexual Assault (2˚ felony)
CASE DISMISSED AFTER CASE SET FOR JURY TRIAL (A 16 year old boy was accused of forcibly raping a 17 year old girl at her home. Prior to the dismissal, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted of the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
315th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)
CASE DISMISSED (A 13 year old boy was accused of fondling a 12 year old girl against her will at school. Prior to dismissing the case, the State offered his client probation at home)
315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED (A 12 year old boy was accused of fondling a 2 year old girl at his home)
359th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Fort Bend County
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT (A 16 year old boy was accused of fondling with digital penetration his 14 year old sister against her will when he was 14 and she was 12 years old)
CCL 2
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL (a 16 year old boy was accused of sexually abusing his 6 year old half-sister. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted on the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
315th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR INDECENT EXPOSURE ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL (A 14 year old boy was accused along with two other boys of fondling a 13 year old girl at school against her will.  Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted on the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
315th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL (a 15 year old boy was accused of fondling a 6 year old girl who was visiting him at home.  Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted on the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
313th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR PUBLIC LEWDNESS ON DAY OF TRIAL (A 14 year old boy was accused of fondling a 7 year old boy outside in their apartment complex)
315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Brazoria County
CASE REDUCED TO NON-SEX FELONY OF ENTICING A CHILD (a 13 year old boy was accused of fondling his 6 year old stepsister. When the boy was 7, he was sexually abused by an older brother but never received any counseling. Unfortunately, six years later, he impulsively acted out on the behaviors he learned at a young age)
CCL 2
Sexual Assault of a Child
(2° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of having sex with 16 year old girl that falsely claimed she was 18) – Case # 1332791
185th
Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration (Habitual Felony enhanced)
SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS TDC ON SECOND JURY TRIAL SETTING AFTER ORIGINALLY FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON (Client was accused of failing to register after the 5th year) – Case # 1319150
337th
Indecency with a Child by Exposure (1° Felony enhanced)
RECEIVED 2 YEARS DEFERRED ADJUDICATION PROBATION AT PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE SETTING AFTER FACING 5 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON (Client was accused of exposing himself to teenage stepdaughter) – Case # 1319350
337th
Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration (3° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED (Client was accused of violating sex offender registration rules) - Case # 1283222
228th
Sexual Assault (2° Felony)
JURY TRIAL - JURY FOUND CLIENT GUILTY AND RECOMMENDED PROBATION (Client received 5 years of probation. Prior to trial, State’s best offer was 5 years at TDC) – Case # 1072069
178th
Sexual Assault of a Child
(2° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of consensual sex with underage female) – Case # 1283460
232nd
Motion to De-Register as a Sex Offender
GRANTED (A registered juvenile sex offender was allowed to de-register. Now 18, the client wanted to transfer to Texas A&M)
314th
Sexual Assault of a Child
(2° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of consensual sex with underage female) – Case # 1264919

Motion to Adjudicate Guilt (Indecency with a Child) (2° Felony)
MADJ DISMISSED AND CLIENT RE-INSTATED ON PROBATION -  Case # 1114342
339th
Sexual Assault of a Child
(2° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED AFTER CASE WAS SET FOR JURY TRIAL (Client faced sex offender registration for life) – Case # 1220515
179th
Compelling Prostitution of a Child (2° Felony) (Felony Habitual enhanced)
SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS TDC PRIOR TO SECOND JURY TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON (Client was accused of forcing a 16 year old runaway girl to have sex for money)
179th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of molesting his sister-in-law) – Case Expunged
177TH
Indecency with a Child
(Felony Habitual enhanced)
SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS TDC ON JURY TRIAL SETTING AFTER FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON – Case # 1202760
178th
Indecency with a Child (3° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED AFTER CASE SET FOR JURY TRIAL  -- Case # 1063539
232nd
Motion to Revoke Probation (Indecency with a Child) (2° Felony) in Fort Bend County
MOTION TO REVOKE DISMISSED AND JUVENILE CLIENT WAS RE-INSTATED ON PROBATION
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Possession of Child Pornography (2° Felony)
5 YEARS PROBATION (Case was first filed in Criminal District Court as an adult case, later dismissed and re-filed in Juvenile Court one week before client’s 18th birthday.  Government knew about child pornography when Client was 16 but did not execute search warrant until one week after his 17th birthday. Client does not have to register as a sex offender)
314TH
(2° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client was accused of consensual sex with underage female) – Case # 1231727
179th
Possession of Child Pornography (2° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED – Case # 1218086
176th
Promotion of Child Pornography (2° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED – Case # 1218087
176th
Indecency with a Child (3° Felony)
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR INDECENT EXPOSURE – Case # 1227653
232nd
Indecency with a Child by Contact (2° Felony)
CASE DISMISSED
315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1° Felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED ON SECOND JURY TRIAL SETTING (Client was accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter. Allegation arose soon after client filed for divorce from his wife) – Case Expunged
359th
Indecency with a Child by Contact (2° Felony)
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT
313th
Motion to Adjudicate Guilt (Indecency with a Child) (2° Felony)
MADJ DISMISSED AND CLIENT RE-INSTATED ON PROBATION -  Case # 1125649
179th
Motion to De-Register as a Sex Offender
GRANTED (A registered juvenile sex offender was allowed to de-register. Now 17, the client wanted to de-register before he applied to attend college)
314th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Liberty County
PROBATION (a 16 year old mentally challenged boy was caught in the act of fondling a 5 year old boy in the neighborhood. During a lengthy interview by Sullivan with the child at the detention center, the boy divulged that he had been molested at age six by a 14 year old cousin. Sullivan persuaded the State and the court to allow his client to receive probation with an older sister in Harris county)
CCL
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Jackson County
PROBATION (A 15 year old boy was accused of sexually abusing a younger brother over a one year period of time. Like so many juvenile sex offenders, the accused was exposed to explicit sex videos online via unsupervised Internet access at a young age and began acting out with a sibling.  The probation department originally recommended placement at TJJD, formerly known as TYC, however Sullivan persuaded the prosecutor to be placed with the grandparents following a 9 to 12 months of sex offender counseling at a private placement at Pegasus School in Lockhart)
CCL
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)
PROBATION (A 12 year old boy was caught in the act of sexually abusing his 6 year old cousin.  During a series of interviews with Sullivan, the boy divulged that he had been raped by an 18 year old acquaintance that had lived in the neighborhood. Sullivan persuaded the prosecutor to allow his client to receive probation and to live at home with his father)
315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Montgomery County
PROBATION (A 12 year old boy was caught in the act of fondling a 5 year old boy in the neighborhood.  Sullivan initially persuaded the court to allow his client to stay at home with his parents and younger siblings, however his client later admitted to probation to fondling a younger half-brother in his home. Sullivan then persuaded the court to place his client with his grandmother in Chicago and to receive out-patient counseling even though the probation department sought placement at a residential treatment center)
CCL 4

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Montgomery County Texas Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan has represented more than 3,000 clients in criminal and juvenile courts in Harris and surrounding counties since 1994.  The cases listed in the graph above represent just the felony sex cases in criminal and juvenile court since January 2008.  A graph covering the cases represented over the past 20+ years would be much too lengthy to post.

James Sullivan graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, the most selective and prestigious trial advocacy program in America. Sullivan was also recognized by The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.
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